Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that he has the full support of the board. After a banner reading Back Arteta, Kroenke Out was seen flying over Villa park– in reference to the club’s unpopular owner among fans.
The defeat means that Arsenal cannot finish the Premier League season higher than eighth place, thereby means that they will not play in Europe next season via final league standing. Their final league standing will also be their lowest league finish in 25 years.
There are concerns that Arteta will not be backed by the necessary finances to support Arteta should the club fail to reach Europe next season. Arteta has come all out in the defence of his bosses. He stated the path was clear from his first day at the club.
He noted that it will be a disappointment for the club not to play in Europe next season, but he admitted the only way to improve a weak squad is by investing adequately.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of names, and it is unclear whether their European participation will affect their transfer dealings ahead of next season.